Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hillary Broke Even More Rules Than Previously Thought

Hillary’s email related woes continue to grow with two new problems.  First off, at least once Hillary’s staff warned her about the potential email secrecy issue and she instructed the staff to ignore them:

The subject line of the February 10, 2010, e-mail exchange is “Insulza.” The exchange is about a speech, apparently by a foreign official. Perhaps the subject line refers to José Miguel Insulza, a Chilean politician who has been secretary general of the Organization of American States since 2005. In any event, the U.S. government’s internal reporting on the speech has clearly been classified (not surprising in light of what Shannen Coffin and yours truly explained earlier: foreign government information is presumptively classified). This is clearly very irritating to Secretary Clinton, who is anxious to read the speech. In the first e-mail, Clinton curtly instructs Sullivan, “It’s a public statement. Just email it.” Minutes later, Sullivan responds, “Trust me, I share your exasperation. But until ops converts it to the unclassified email system, there is no physical way for me to email it. I can’t even access it.”

There is yet another issue related to the emails.  Apparently Hillary violated yet more State Department rules when she download the emails on an unsecure thumb or flash drive to hand them to her lawyer:

Hillary Clinton violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C.

It has become clear that Hillary lied and violated State Department policy, if not the law.  Hillary may attempt to ignore this scandal but the scandal is continuing to grow seemingly daily. 

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